The No.4 shirt A fair mixture of kickers and quarterbacks have owned the No.4 shirt in Buc history including one of the most famous early Bucs of all. Dave Green initially made the team as the punter of the expansion unit, but wound up kicking for much of the first two seasons. He was also one of the most popular speakers at booster club meetings with his recount of those early days. Neither John Carney nor Pat O'Hara did anything outstanding in their brief times in Tampa, although punter Dan Stryzinski had three solid years under Sam Wyche with his excellent net average on kicks. Steve Walsh backed up Trent Dilfer for two seasons whilst Doug Brien was no more than a two-game stop gap whilst Martin Gramatica was hurt. Todd France lost out in training camp 2005 to Matt Bryant but did get into one regular season game when Bryant was injured. Mike Nugent and Rian Lindell were amongt the most recent players to wear the No.4 jersey, Nugent having been signed supposedly as a top-notch free agent kicker but he bombed with the Bucs and was released after just four games. Lindell had been signed to replace the injured Connor Barth and played the entire 2013 season without really distinguishing himself. The most recent owner of the number, Ryan Griffin, has been with the Bucs for the past five seasons and finally got into a regular season game in November 2019.
Click on the player's name for their profile page, Buccaneer career stats and picture galleries Years Player Pos 1976-1978 Dave Green K/P 1987-1988 John Carney K 1991 Pat O'Hara QB 1992-1994 Dan Stryzinski P 1997-1998 Steve Walsh QB 2001 Doug Brien K 2005 Todd France K 2009 Mike Nugent K 2013 Rian Lindell K 2015- Ryan Griffin QB